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LHS receives ACT college readiness award

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LaFayette High School has been recognized by ACT and received the Alabama College and Career Transition Award for outstanding achievement in College and Career Readiness for 2016-2017. The ACT WorkKeys Exam is given to the 12th graders each year to gauge if students will meet the necessary skills needed to survive in the workforce. Seventy-Five […]

Tornado ravages Union Hill

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By Alton Mitchell The past week has been a rough one weather wise for Chambers County as well as neighboring communities in east Alabama. As several storm systems marched their way across the region last week they left damage across the area and slammed northern Chambers County with its first confirmed tornado touchdown of 2017. […]

LaFayette Day celebrates 20 years this Saturday

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Hike/Bike/Run is the annual fund drive for Valley Haven School. The goal is to raise $100,000.00 to be used for local match for the state and federal grants that operate Valley Haven School. This volunteer effort brings together hundreds of committed individuals. Together they raise the necessary funds so that Valley Haven can get the […]

Family reflects on life of LaFayette homicide victim

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By Alton Mitchell Gunfire erupted on a dead end street in Opelika Saturday night. The bullets that pierced through the quiet residential neighborhood just a short distance from Interstate 85 would claim two lives and leave a family torn with younger members of the family asking why and how this could happen to someone who […]

Fawley benefit a success

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The LaFayette community came out by the dozens to support Parker’s Foods employee Kayla Fawley as she is trying to recover from a fire that recently destroyed her home and belongings. Volunteers grilled hamburgers and put them in lunch bags which were then purchased by those wishing to help Fawley. The benefit took place at […]

Construction begins on solar farm

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Bull dozed on site vegetation piled and burning. (Photo by Bill Frazer) LaFayette Solar Farm reality By Bill Frazer To be candid, I was skeptical that the Solar Farm would ever materialize. Boy was I wrong! I just drove down the Cusseta Road and south of the bypass was amazed at the activity. On both […]

Panthers are state champions

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By Pamela Holloway Correspondent The Lanett Panthers made it to the Class 2A State Championship basketball game for its second consecutive year. Lanett who were last years champions found themselves in perfect position to win a second title. The Panthers defeated  LaFayette in the regional championship in Jacksonville and defeated Barbour County in the first […]

Hike/Bike/Run highlights LaFayette Day on April 8

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There are many traditions in our area, but none as well known and well publicized as Hike/Bike/Run. The tradition, which began 41 years ago was extended into LaFayette twenty years ago. This part of Hike/Bike/Run is called LaFayette Day for Valley Haven and Hike/Bike/Run. “On Saturday, April 8th, hundreds of people will be in LaFayette […]